Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Program (PHEPR)

Preparing for, responding to, and assisting in the recovery of natural and human-caused public health incidents and threats.

Program Overview

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response program at Spokane Regional Health District works with other public health staff, healthcare providers and community agencies to respond effectively to public health emergencies in and around Spokane County.

It’s important to understand the threat and hazards to our community in order to be prepared and recover quickly if a public health event strikes Spokane County and surrounding areas.

The program is funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and managed by Washington State Department of Health.


September is National Preparedness Month

We all know that being prepared for emergencies is important, but the process can often seem overwhelming. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Do 1 Thing is a web-based, twelve month preparedness program that focuses on a different area of emergency preparedness each month, and provides a range of preparedness options for each topic. Every month has a low or no-cost option to become better prepared. We give you a choice of three things you can do, then you choose one. You can jump in at anytime.

For more information on small steps you can take to be prepared visit www.do1thing.com


Be prepared for wildfire season

The Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program, managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), seeks to develop and improve the dialogue between fire departments and the residents they serve. National studies have shown that firefighters are uniquely respected in their communities and can project a trusted voice in the public preparedness appeal. The program helps fire departments teach individuals who live in high risk wildfire areas – and the wildland-urban interface (WUI) – how to best prepare themselves and their properties against fire threats. Its tenets help residents be Ready with preparedness understanding, be Set with situational awareness when fire threatens, and to Go, acting early when a fire starts.

Do 1 Thing

Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy to prepare for emergencies or disasters.

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